Caleb Williams NFL Draft Profile

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Caleb Williams NFL Draft Profile, Quarterback

Class: Junior

College: USC Trojans

Height: 6’1″

Weight: 215 pounds

Combine Results: Non-Participant

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Caleb Williams NFL Draft Profile:

Caleb Williams possesses exceptional escapability and the ability to exploit defensive weaknesses when plays break down, despite his lack of height, he boasts a strong build and an arm capable of challenging defenses at all levels of the field.

He can function as a dynamic playmaker on the move or as a proficient pocket passer, although his accuracy on intermediate and deep throws could be refined.

While he demonstrates a commendable determination to keep his eyes downfield and make throws outside the pocket, improving his decision-making as a scrambler could enhance his effectiveness in moving the chains.

Although immensely talented, he tends to take on too much responsibility and deviates from the intended play structure, indicating the need for greater self-discipline and a more structured offensive system to fully capitalize on his potential and lead a team to championship contention in the NFL.

NCAA Football: Southern California at Oregon
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Caleb Williams NFL Draft Profile: Upside

Forced to carry his team with consistent high-level performances, Williams displayed impressive adaptability under pressure. Transitioning seamlessly from play action to run-pass options, his quick release adds urgency to his drive throws, challenging safeties with well-placed passes.

Williams demonstrates improved accuracy on deep throws, evident in his remarkable touchdown-to-interception ratio in the red zone since the beginning of the 2022 season.

Maintaining awareness and composure when flushed from the pocket, he possesses a rare ability to evade pressure, extend plays, and keep the passing game alive, traits that could prove invaluable at the professional level.

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Southern California
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Caleb Williams NFL Draft Profile: Downside

Williams often strays away from conventional timing-based plays and hesitates and gets stuck while scanning through his options. To succeed at the professional level, he must develop better anticipation and timing on his throws, shedding his tendency to rely on risky heroics that lead to inconsistent decision-making.

Despite operating within a quarterback-friendly system, his deep-ball accuracy raises concerns, compounded by his inclination to throw on the run instead of setting his feet, sacrificing easy scramble opportunities for more difficult throws downfield.